Lawyer Assistance Programs by State

There is no doubt that, as an attorney, your job is stressful. From the moment you awake to the moment you fall asleep—if you're able to sleep at all—you have to fire on all cylinders.

This constant stress can take its toll on your mental health. If you are struggling with depression, sadness, or thoughts of self-harm, please take a moment to look over the resources for your state. Each resource is totally confidential, so reaching out for help will not have any professional or personal repercussions. Getting help can be the hardest, bravest decision you will ever make. If you don't get help from your state bar, please, get help somewhere. 

Update: Many state bar associations have stopped their suicide prevention services. In those cases, we've added resources for general public suicide prevention.

State by State:

Alabama:

For law students: 
 https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/initiatives_awards/lshealth.html

For practicing attorneys: http://www.alabar.org/alap/


Alaska:

https://alaska.providence.org/services/s/suicide-prevention


Arizona:

http://www.azbar.org/professionaldevelopment/map


Arkansas:

http://arjlap.org/


California:

http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/MemberServices/LawyerAssistanceProgram.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nz4Mk4tnU8&list=SPAZ8VCsFP03ojwZ0_qEnb_0K5lR_dKGII&index=1


Colorado:

http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2015/09/the-colorado-lawyer-suicide-prevention/


Connecticut:

http://www.lclct.org/


Delaware:

http://www.de-lap.org/confidential.htm


Florida:

https://www.fla-lap.org/


Georgia:

http://www.gabar.org/committeesprogramssections/programs/lap/


Hawaii:

http://www.hawaiiattorneysassistanceprogram.com/


Idaho:

https://isb.idaho.gov/member-services/programs-resources/lap/


Illinois:

http://www.illinoislap.org/about-lap


Indiana:

http://www.in.gov/judiciary/ijlap/index.htm


Iowa:

http://www.iowabar.org/events/event_details.asp?id=355256


Kansas:

https://www.sprc.org/states/kansas


Kentucky:

http://www.kylap.org/?action=home


Louisiana:

https://www.lsba.org/LAP/


Maine:

http://www.me-lap.org/


Maryland:

https://www.sprc.org/states/maryland


Massachusetts:

http://www.lclma.org/


Michigan:

http://www.michbar.org/generalinfo/ljap/


Minnesota:

http://www.mnlcl.org/


Mississippi:

https://msbar.org/programs-affiliates/lawyers-judges-assistance-program/signs-symptoms/mentalemotional-health.aspx


Missouri:

https://www.msbar.org/programs-affiliates/lawyers-judges-assistance-program.aspx


Montana:

https://www.sprc.org/states/montana


Nebraska:

https://www.sprc.org/states/nebraska


Nevada:

http://www.nvbar.org/lcl


New Hampshire:

http://www.lapnh.org/


New Jersey:

https://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/public/mentalhealth.html

www.NJLAP.org


New Mexico:

https://nmhealth.org/about/phd/hsb/supp/


New York:

https://www.nysba.org/LAP/


North Carolina:

http://www.nclap.org/


North Dakota:

http://www.ndhealth.gov/suicideprevention


Ohio:

https://ccs.osu.edu/self-help/suicide-prevention/


Oklahoma:

https://www.okbar.org/barjournal/mar2017/obj8808murray/


Oregon:

http://www.oaap.org/2011/Services/Services.aspx


Pennsylvania:

http://www.lclpa.org/


Rhode Island:

https://www.ribar.com/For%20Attorneys/LawyersHelpingLawyers.aspx


South Carolina:

https://www.scbar.org/lawyers/member-benefits-assistance/lawyers-helping-lawyers/


South Dakota:

http://www.sdbar.org/new/members/stress.html


Tennessee:

http://www.tlap.org/


Texas:

http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=How_TLAP_Can_Help&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=15111


Utah:

https://utahsuicideprevention.org/


Vermont:

http://www.lapvt.org/


Virginia:

http://www.valhl.org/


Washington:

http://www.wsba.org/Resources-and-Services/Lawyers-Assistance-Program


West Virginia:

http://www.wvbar.org/lawyer-assistance-program/


Wisconsin:

http://www.wisbar.org/forPublic/HelpforLegalProfessionals/Documents/M2098-WisLAP-Brochure.pdf


Wyoming:

https://www.wyomingbar.org/wp-content/uploads/Wyoming-Suicide-Prevention-Resource-Guide.pdf


Canada:

http://www.lpac.ca/


Other resources:

http://www.lawyerswithdepression.com/

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


1 Comments
Please list the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program: www.NJLAP.org
by Noreen Braman June 8, 2018 at 08:17 AM
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